Le Amiche
Le Amiche (1955)

Roman couturier Clelia (Eleonora Rossi-Drago) leaves the big city to work at a boutique in Turin. She moves into a hotel and makes several new friends, but is soon drawn into their extremely unpleasant lives. Clelia enters a doomed… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 7, 2001
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Richard Brody
New Yorker

Antonioni turns a glossy romantic melodrama of modern prosperity inside out to reveal the essence of modernity itself.

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David Fear
Time Out

Long before the he put Monica Vitti through the existentialist-ennui wringer, Michelangelo Antonioni gave the world this muted melodrama about urban females dealing with boorish men, banal modern life and the occasional suicide attempt.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A very minor early work from Michelangelo Antonioni.

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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe

Antonioni's ability to use the screen's illusion of depth or the way he lends an eloquence to the space between characters is a marvel. How he has these people stand is so much more expressive than anything they say.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

An unexpected treasure.

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Shawn Levy
Oregonian

Fortunately, relief for the navel-gazing conversations comes in the actual film craft -- photography, production design, music, control of pace and tone -- which reveals Antonioni's blossoming mastery.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

The expressive elegance of Antonioni's camera movements -- the way he glides around a scene, composing and recomposing the human figures within it to suggest psychological patterns and unacknowledged erotic connections -- still has the power to amaze.

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Time Out

Though seldom seen now, Antonioni's fourth feature is one of his greatest films, in which diverse plot strands, character psychology, and a masterful control of the camera are perfectly fused.

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Gerald Peary
Boston Phoenix

Lovers of the great Italian filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni have cause to rejoice with this new-print revival of his best pre-L'avventura feature.

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Stefanie C
Based on Cesare Pavese's novella, this film examines the complex interplay and emotional intensity of relations between a bourgeois group of women. The… More